Alexander’s Sunday Rules, the 3-10 favorite, took command in the run
down the backstretch and cruised to the wire 8 ½ lengths in front to win
Wednesday’s featured $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes for
California-bred two-year-old fillies.
With jockey Edwin Maldonado aboard for the joy ride, Sunday Rules
sped six furlongs in a rapid 1:09.56 to make it two-for-two in her brief
career, bettering the stakes record of 1:09.60 set by One More Angel in
1996. The daughter of Tribal Rule broke her maiden at Del Mar by 4 ½
lengths August 3.
Whatsallthedrama was runner-up, a length in front of Moving Desert, with Rovenna fourth in the field of six fillies.
Sunday Rules, from the barn of Del Mar’s all-time winningest trainer,
Mike Mitchell, rewarded her backers in a crowd of 10,538 with $2.60,
$2.20 and $2.10 while earning first money of $85,500.
Whatsallthedrama, who had Rafael Bejarano in the irons, paid $3.60 and $2.40, while Moving Desert Returned $2.40 to show.
Joe Talamo had a longshot double, winning the second race aboard
Rivers Run Deep for a $49 payoff and then the sixth on Uncle Dick at